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Old 08-27-2014, 01:53 PM   #1
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What's up guys? I'm brand new to the jeep forums but been reading up on some threads practically everyday. I just picked up my 2014 JK about a month ago have several mods done already put really haven't posted anything. So, here are some pics

But considering I have just installed my new Barricade Front Bumper and Winch, I added about an extra 85-90 lbs on the front end rather then the stock set up.

So my question is what would be a good lift kit or am I just better off with spacers in the front?
I heard a lot about the TF BB kit and seemed more ideal for me bc I was level and maybe a inch or two. I like that look better and also don't plan on rock crawling any time soon. Strictly daily driver on the highways and some off roading on the beach on the weekends.
So whatever info and opinions guys would extremely help thanks!
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It's just my opinion, but I think the Teraflex leveling kit would be great for you. A little height and very economical. Plus it's easy and fun to do yourself.

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What's up guys? I'm brand new to the jeep forums but been reading up on some threads practically everyday. I just picked up my 2014 JK about a month ago have several mods done already put really haven't posted anything. So, here are some pics

But considering I have just installed my new Barricade Front Bumper and Winch, I added about an extra 85-90 lbs on the front end rather then the stock set up.

So my question is what would be a good lift kit or am I just better off with spacers in the front?
I heard a lot about the TF BB kit and seemed more ideal for me bc I was level and maybe a inch or two. I like that look better and also don't plan on rock crawling any time soon. Strictly daily driver on the highways and some off roading on the beach on the weekends.
So whatever info and opinions guys would extremely help thanks!
The Teraflex Leveling Kit could be a great option for you. If you're looking to get your rig perfectly level (not that there such a thing) you may want to take some measurements and see how much lift you need where. That kit will give you 2" in the front and 1" in the back, but since you added more weight to the front you may need more lift up there. Or you may be able to get away with just 2" in the front and nothing in the back. I'd just hate for you to install that kit and end up with more rake than you were hoping for. Let me know if you have questions!

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Old 08-28-2014, 09:19 AM   #4
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It's just my opinion, but I think the Teraflex leveling kit would be great for you. A little height and very economical. Plus it's easy and fun to do yourself. Teraflex Wrangler Leveling Kit 1155200 (07-14 Wrangler JK) - Free Shipping
Yes I'm going to do more research on this I appriecate the link!
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The Teraflex Leveling Kit could be a great option for you. If you're looking to get your rig perfectly level (not that there such a thing) you may want to take some measurements and see how much lift you need where. That kit will give you 2" in the front and 1" in the back, but since you added more weight to the front you may need more lift up there. Or you may be able to get away with just 2" in the front and nothing in the back. I'd just hate for you to install that kit and end up with more rake than you were hoping for. Let me know if you have questions! -Ryan
I eventually want to get the barricade rear bumper to match I messaged you before for a quote, but I know u have a lot of messages coming in. Here's the question tho, now if I install the rear bumper and tire carrier, that's also going to put some more weight on the rear. Do you think the TF BB kit would still be a good purchase with these mods already installed? Also, I've been reading the other threads and people are talking about track bars and control arms, do i need any other extras with this kit?
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This is so similar to what I am thinking of doing. After talking with suspension companies and reading the great posts on the forum, the best (but not cheapest nor simplest) approach is a coil lift. See kjeeper's and Pressurized posts. The body lift works just fine, is simple, and inexpensive. However, the factory coils will sag somewhat due to compression from the added weight. AEV and Teraflex sell both options, and they advised me to do a coil lift when adding metal bumpers and a winch. Of course, this introduces new issues like wheel castor correction, etc. Spend some time reading the posts on lifts to decide what makes most sense for you in terms of budget, etc... Eventually, when I do mine, I'll do the coil lift.
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You are adding weight, so I wouldn't recommend a BB. You will still sag those stock springs with the more weight you add. A quality spring lift, that is rated to hold aftermarket weight. The TF Performance Leveling kit, or if you want more height a 2.5" lift could do the trick. Check out what I have.

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This is so similar to what I am thinking of doing. After talking with suspension companies and reading the great posts on the forum, the best (but not cheapest nor simplest) approach is a coil lift. See kjeeper's and Pressurized posts. The body lift works just fine, is simple, and inexpensive. However, the factory coils will sag somewhat due to compression from the added weight. AEV and Teraflex sell both options, and they advised me to do a coil lift when adding metal bumpers and a winch. Of course, this introduces new issues like wheel castor correction, etc. Spend some time reading the posts on lifts to decide what makes most sense for you in terms of budget, etc... Eventually, when I do mine, I'll do the coil lift.
I looked into the coil lifts. But your right about expensive. Then like u stated you start running into more problems even after the fact. What brand coil lift kits have you been thinking about?
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You are adding weight, so I wouldn't recommend a BB. You will still sag those stock springs with the more weight you add. A quality spring lift, that is rated to hold aftermarket weight. The TF Performance Leveling kit, or if you want more height a 2.5" lift could do the trick. Check out what I have. Jeep JK Suspension - RockRaider Off-road Feel free to PM me. -Dan
That's what I wanted to do. Now do you have metal bumpers and a winch? What kit did you choose and have you noticed any problems or sag?
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That's what I wanted to do. Now do you have metal bumpers and a winch? What kit did you choose and have you noticed any problems or sag?
The reason some people get more lift than advertised with a coil spring lift is because spring rates on those coils is higher. That is to say the coils are designed to give the advertised amount of lift on a heavier than stock rig. The Teraflex Performance Leveling Kit does include springs with a higher rate that will handle your additional weight better without sag. Most coil spring lifts will include longer springs with a higher rate. Let me know what other questions you have!

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The reason some people get more lift than advertised with a coil spring lift is because spring rates on those coils is higher. That is to say the coils are designed to give the advertised amount of lift on a heavier than stock rig. The Teraflex Performance Leveling Kit does include springs with a higher rate that will handle your additional weight better without sag. Most coil spring lifts will include longer springs with a higher rate. Let me know what other questions you have! -Ryan
Okay I got a way better understanding now. I appriecate that good info
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Do more research.

Once you commit to a lift, or just about any Wrangler mod, you'll find that it's like throwing a pebble into a pond, with the continuous ripples.

In an ideal world, you would ID the optimum use for your Jeep, and build from there. Since we're not an ideal species, you'll have to wing it. But you can minimize your pain by getting close before breaking out your wallet.
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I looked into the coil lifts. But your right about expensive. Then like u stated you start running into more problems even after the fact. What brand coil lift kits have you been thinking about?
I'm thinking of 2.5 inches using Terraflex with the Rancho9000s or AEV, or Mopar Stage 2, 2 inch to keep my warranty. All with AEV control drop arms, except Mopar. I would prefer 2 inch, but available geometry correction solutions seem to be more prevalent with 2.5 inch lifts. Hence, I'm leaning with Terraflex based on KJeeper10's guidance on this topic. Terraflex and AEV are steering me towards 2.5 inch, too.
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I'm thinking of 2.5 inches using Terraflex with the Rancho9000s or AEV, or Mopar Stage 2, 2 inch to keep my warranty. All with AEV control drop arms, except Mopar. I would prefer 2 inch, but available geometry correction solutions seem to be more prevalent with 2.5 inch lifts. Hence, I'm leaning with Terraflex based on KJeeper10's guidance on this topic. Terraflex and AEV are steering me towards 2.5 inch, too.
Sounds like you will be spending a nice penny , but if you're going to do it then you wanna do it right. Thanks for the info, i deff have to do more research on this topic and think I should hold off before I put my rear bumper on so I don't create anymore extra weight on the stock suspension.

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